Sundance Film Festival 2009

This year's 16 films were selected from 744 submissions.

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Burma VJ Burma VJ
Burma VJ and Afghan Star
211:Anna (Country: Italy; Year: 2009; Director: Paolo Serbandini, Giovanna Massimetti)
The story of Anna Politkovskaya, a Russian journalist and human rights activist who risked her life to report the truth about the Chechen conflict and President Vladimir Putin.
World Premiere
Afghan Star (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Havana Marking), Official Site
Four hopefuls compete to become pop idols in post-Taliban Afghanistan.
North American Premiere
Big River Man (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: John Maringouin; Stars: Matthew Mohlke, Borut Strel, Martin Strel), Official Site
A Slovenian endurance swimmer takes on the Amazon.
World Premiere
Burma VJ (Burma VJ: Reporter i et lukket land) (Country: Denmark; Year: 2009; Director: Anders Ostergaard), Official Site, Trailer
Burmese journalists risk life imprisonment to report from inside their sealed-off country.
US Premiere
The End Of The Line (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Rupert Murray), Official Site, Trailer
The devastating effect global overfishing is having on fish stocks and the health of our oceans.
World Premiere
Nollywood Babylon Nollywood Babylon
Nollywood Babylon and Rough Aunties
The Glass House (Country: US, Iran; Year: 2009; Director: Hamid Rahmanian), Official Site
Four teenagers attempt to overcome their problems at a day centre in Tehran.
North American Premiere
Kimjongilia (Country: US, France; Year: 2009; Director: NC Heikin; Writer: NC Heikin; Stars: Lee Shin, Choi Young Hun, Kang Chol Hwan)
Defectors from North Korea speak out about the terrifying reality of their lives - and escapes.
World Premiere
Let's Make Money (Country: Austria, China, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, US; Year: 2008; Director: Erwin Wagenhofer; Writer: Erwin Wagenhofer; Stars: Antonio Baena Perez, George Belton, John Christensen, Yves Delisle, Ramón Fernandéz Durán, Joseph James, Antonio Jinanez, Kalvilselven, Francis Kologo, Animata Kompaore)
From the factories of India, to financial markets in Singapore, to massive housing developments in Spain and offshore banks in Jersey, this documentary reveals complex and shocking workings of global money flow.
World Premiere
Nollywood Babylon (Country: Canada; Year: 2008; Director: Ben Addelman, Samir Mallal; Writer: Ben Addelman, Samir Mallal; Stars: Osita Iheme, Chinedu Ikedieze, Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Uche Jumbo, Kenneth Okonkwo, Bob-Manuel Udokwu)
Welcome to the wacky world of Nollywood, Nigeria's bustling home-grown movie industry.
US Premiere
Old Partner (Wonangsori) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2008; Director: Lee Chung-ryoul; Stars: Won-gyoon Choi, Sam-soon Lee)
Documentary about an elderly farmer, his wife and their loyal ox.
North American Premiere
Old Partner Old Partner
Old Partner and Big River Man
Prom Night In Mississippi (Country: Canada; Year: 2009; Director: Paul Saltzman)
When a small-town Mississippi high school resolves to hold its first integrated senior prom, strong emotions fly and traditions are challenged to their core.
World Premiere
The Queen And I (Drottningen Och Jag) (Country: Sweden; Year: 2009; Director: Nahid Persson Sarvestani)
Swedish filmmaker Sarvestani, an Iranian exile who helped overthrow the Shah's regime in 1979, confronts her own assumptions and complex truths about Iran when she enters the life of the Shah's widow.
World Premiere
Quest For Honor (Country: Kurdistan, US; Year: 2009; Director: Mary Ann Bruni)
A former teacher and tireless activist works with local lawmen, Kurdish government agencies and her colleagues to investigate and eradicate honor killings in the tribal regions of Kurdistan.
World Premiere
Rough Aunties (Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Kim Longinotto), Official Site
A documentary looking at a women's organisation dedicated to rescuing abused children.
North American Premiere
Thriller In Manila (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: John Dower)
Joe Frazier tells his side of the story of his legendary fight against Muhammad Ali.
North American Premiere
The Glass House The Glass House
The Glass House and The End Of The Line
Tibet In Song (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Ngawang Choephel)
Through the story of Tibetan music, this film depicts the determined efforts of Tibetan people, both in Tibet and in exile, to preserve their unique cultural identity. Choephel served six years of an 18-year prison sentence for filming in Tibet.
World Premiere

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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